The two most prolific artists in the world are surely Merzbow and Birchville Cat Motel. We reckon Norss occupies a solid third spot, at least for the year 2008. This dark ambient and drone two-piece is considered to be the introduction to his previous Okkulth release Dood. It’s quite possibly the most minimal piece that Norss has ever recorded. Best enjoyed with headphones and a few lit candles. Stay tuned for the aftermath! ”Eindeloos. Endless. This brooding ambient/drone track in two... Topics: drone, ambient, Norss
When we started this net label, it was deemed obvious that one of the first releases would be by Norss. After all, this label is an offspin of his own label, Norss Platen. Considering this, the title of the release is totally unfitting: Dood is the Dutch word for Death… And Norss (nor his label) is by no means dead at all! ”This is the sound of you in a coffin. Or an oven. It drones and hisses and eventually leaves you in a state of diabolical bliss…” ( 1 reviews ) Topics: drone, ambient, Norss
In the past, both these artists have released work together, thereby also collaborating on a few tracks. Prime examples are the Norss Platen and Schaduw releases Nachtelijk Verbond and Nachtprofeten. However, both felt this was not enough. Hence Zielloze Verbintenis. Wolfsduister and Norss have again chosen to team up for a release, this time in a different shade of darkness. Both artists agreed on the concept of creating a track that is build up entirely of various works from the other,... Topics: ambient, Wolfsduister, Norss
After Dood and Eindeloos, here is the final part in the unconfirmed trilogy. Norss has done some field recordings for this one, and uncharacteristically, didn’t use any additional samples. This is darker than black, more grim than the reaper. Just when you thought nothing goes on during a cold, bleak November night. By the way: Norss is an enormous Coil addict… ”Eindeloos (Endless) was the prologue, Dood (Death) the middle part and this is Zwart (Black): the epilogue. The sounds of the... Topics: ambient, field recordings, Norss
Originally, this was intended to be released on Norss Platen as CDR, but both artists felt that this music should be available to an audience as wide as possible. Hence this split net release. Machinesaw from Macedonia is a project consisting of complex raw music which tries to openly challenge the inability of the biological human mind to process any information. In other words, music for machines. Both band members have drawn their inspiration from other noise and metal musicians, Dadaist... Topics: noise, drone, ambient, Machinesaw, Norss
Part 1 in the Morr series is here! This is an ongoing project: Norss is remixing, compiling and deforming tracks of a certain artist and offers his remix to someone close to him. In this case Zieltogend. In fact, this constitutes the latter’s first release! The mood is dark, as you would expect with Norss. Zieltogend is operating in the most minimal genre of minimal ambient and drone. Or otherwise, as he likes to say: Zieltogend equals emptiness. Very true. “EsoundnotrackMix” Topics: drone, ambient, minimal, Norss, Zieltogend
Cleaving Unto Silence was originally released as a very limited 3 inch CDR on Flat Affect’s own SP label. It’s been sold-out for a while now, but here’s your chance to grab this intriguing piece for naught. And there’s an added bonus: a suitably dark remix by Norss. Here’s what Flat Affect said about the original release as well as the remix: the audio in this album was recorded, and meant to be played, alone and in the dark of night. Nothing exists in the darkness but the mind and... Topics: drone, ambient, Flat Affect, Norss
Halfway June 2008, one of the best noise artists from the Netherlands disappeared without a trace: Stirner. To this day, we have no idea what happened to him. Norss contacted us about this. It had been playing on his mind for quite some time and he came up with the idea of honouring Tony’s work in the form of remixes. Neither an obituary, nor a nocturne, but a celebration of Stirner’s work. Hoping that he will hear this at some point. Because Norss and Okkulth Records are positive that... Topics: noise, ambient, drone, Stirner, Blasfemonauta, Necroanal, Ghoul Detail, Norss, Mystified, Kristus...
Halfway June 2008, one of the best noise artists from the Netherlands disappeared without a trace: Stirner. To this day, we have no idea what happened to him. Norss contacted us about this. It had been playing on his mind for quite some time and he came up with the idea of honouring Tony’s work in the form of remixes. Neither an obituary, nor a nocturne, but a celebration of Stirner’s work. Hoping that he will hear this at some point. Because Norss and Okkulth Records are positive that... Topics: drone, ambient, noise, minimal, Stirner, Mystified, Ghoul Detail, Norss, Ego Death, Fever Spoor,...